During my time of studying the Word of God this morning, I became more and more aware of the Holiness of the Lord. I began to feel such awe at His holiness that I hesitated to go up to the worship room. I wanted to be like the description in Psalm 24:3-4,
“Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.”
I washed my hands several times as I prayed: “Lord this doesn’t really clean my hands or make my heart pure to be in your presence. Only You can do that. So, I am asking you to cleanse my hands and make my heart pure so that I can come into your presence.”
In the worship room, His glory was powerful and I was so grateful to be allowed into His Holy Presence.
As I went face down before Him, I thought about many believers around the world who call this Holy Saturday in remembrance of the Lord being in the tomb. Then the connection came. I remembered Romans 3:3-4,
“…concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
I was sensing the presence of the Spirit of holiness this morning and it was awesome. I thought about Hebrews 12:14,
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
I prayed for the Lord to help me be more like this so that I could experience more of Him. I am praying this for you as well. Amen?
Suddenly, I was lifted up and shown a vision of a very pregnant woman. I say very pregnant because she was huge. I thought she was about to deliver at least seven babies. I prayed for wisdom to understand this. I heard the Lord say, “I am about to birth something so huge that people will have difficulty understanding it.”
My thoughts went back to the tomb where Jesus awaited a kind of rebirth. No one knew how big the next day was going to be. No one had a clue about how far this would go and how powerful it would be for the entire world. No one was really expecting what the Lord was about to birth. And according to Romans 3:4, it was the Spirit of holiness who carried the power to bring this about.
Are you feeling the holiness of the Lord today? Are you feeling the presence of the Spirit of holiness? I believe that when you really feel it, you will also experience how far you fall short.
I am praying that the Lord will prepare His disciples today for what He is about to birth in the spiritual realm. I am praying for more wisdom and revelation to understand it when it manifests. I am praying that the Lord will birth a fresh new move of holiness in preparation for the great end time revival and harvest. May the Lord prepare His Church to carry the fire of revival! I pray these things in the mighty name of Yeshua ha Messiach. Amen and Amen!!!!
Author: Pastor James Durham
After serving almost 30 years as an active duty army Chaplain, James retired at the rank of Colonel. Before and after his military service, he was a pastor and church planter for more than thirteen years. In 2010, James and his wife, Gloria, moved to Columbia, South Carolina in order to write books, teach seminars, and mentor many spiritual sons and daughters around the world. James is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas with a Master’s degree in Theology, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.
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